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Devils Free Agency Report (Part One): Acquisitions and Departures

NHL teams spent over $600 million in contracts on July 1st. The Devils were among those to partake on Friday’s festivities when they made six new acquisitions, and brought back two more players. The Devils currently have over $22 million in cap space with 16 players signed going into the 2016-2017 season (per NHL Numbers.com).

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Offseason Outlook: Offense

New Jersey’s offense has been trending downward since their 2012 playoff run. Having bottomed out this year, the Devils scored the fewest goals of any team in the NHL. Lack of proper scoring depth was the obvious key component behind the Devil’s barren scoring output, however injuries, an undersized roster, and lack of shots also

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Offseason Outlook: Goaltending

The preservation of quality goaltending was one of Lou Lamoriello’s parting gifts to the Devils organization. It’s been New Jersey’s cornerstone of success for decades, and will continue to be in the years to come. While we won’t see Devils hockey in the postseason, goaltending is the team’s one true strong point they’re aiming to

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Time to Send Blandisi Down

While he hasn’t registered a point in eight games, Devils fans should be pleasantly surprised by the play of rookie forward Joseph Blandisi in his first NHL season. After tallying five goals and 14 points in his first 19 games since his second call-up, his production dropped considerably. He has no goals and three assists

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Devils Season Preview Part One: Six Month Synopsis

Following a third consecutive playoff-less season, the New Jersey Devils have had a transformative past six months. After 27 years at the helm, Lou Lamoriello brought in Ray Shero to succeed him as general manager. A few months later, Lamoriello left the Devils organization entirely to become general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, sending shockwaves

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The Prospects Challenge: A Chance to Prove Themselves

After an eventful summer of significant roster and personnel changes for the New Jersey Devils, the lengthy offseason is finally drawing to a close. This weekend, we’ll get an early look at the organization’s youth crop. A team comprised of their young up and comers will travel to the Queen City to participate in the first Prospect Challenge tournament, hosted

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Writers Roundtable: The Dog Days of Summer

With the month of August in full swing, it means two things for the hockey community: the dog days of summer have begun, but on the flipside, we’re another month closer to the start of training camp. Since our first edition of Devils Army Blog’s Writers Roundtable came out, the New Jersey Devils have been

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The Sixth Forward: Reid Boucher or Paul Thompson?

General manager Ray Shero made it explicitly clear he wouldn’t dabble in the free agent market for the sake of making a move. He appears committed to letting the youthful players within the organization replace the gapes on the roster that were previously occupied by a barrage of underperforming veterans. One of the biggest annoyances of how prospects (particularly at forward)

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Devils 2015-2016 Coaching Staff: Wiping the Slate Clean

Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci It started with the hiring of 40-year old John Hynes, who became the youngest head coach in the NHL upon joining the New Jersey Devils on June 2. It was perceived as an uncharacteristic move to the Devils faithful, who are more accustomed to seeing the same coaches- or at

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